For months and months I've been trying to get a good deal on a Ben Nye Banana Powder, but it's always very expensive online - the shipping cost mostly. If you don't know what Banana Powder is, it's this very hyped yellow translucent powder made famous by Kim K. It seems to suit all skin tones & looks like a great highlighting powder. Lots of people are making money on Ebay by selling samples of it in little plastic pouches. I want the 1.5 oz bottle, but now I'm tired of looking! Only today I found the powder online for $15....I was excited....until I saw shipping was $19.99! Da fudge! Maybe I'll just wait for Ben Nye to come to India.
|Ben Nye Banana Powder pic|
Let me tell you what led me to do this DIY.....
Star's Yellow Matt Translucent Powder, Rs.225 ~ I saw this super inexpensive yellow powder on Jabong, and I thought "Ooh....maybe it's a Banana Powder DUPE!" I ordered (excitedly), and it arrived some days later. After testing it, I found it too yellow......
See the yellow doesn't blend away completely. Haldi chehra! (Turmeric face)
I read more about Ben Nye Banana Powder, and it's described as a beige with yellow tones.
So I decided to mix it with my beige The Body Shop Loose Face Powder #01....
How it looks after mixing shown in 1st pic up there
It feels smoother & blends better.
Now I'm not claiming my creation is the ultimate dupe for the original Banana Powder, but I was surprised to see that it works quite well when applied - over concealer & all over my face.
What do you think?
*Please do let us know if you find good deals on the Ben Nye Banana Powder online with lowest worldwide shipping cost! Then we can maybe make a better dupe =D